What is it
With two games in one – Hero City board game and Multiplication Bingo – times table practise will be filled with fun!
In the Hero City Board Game, players move around the board by spinning the spinners and solving multiplication sums. If a player lands on a shield square they have to use their imaginations to help their superhero defeat the disaster – they’ll need to defeat the evil unicorns, outwit the zombies or even escape the giant slugs! Times Tables Heroes also includes a colourful times tables checker, which can be used with or outside of the game to extend learning.
When the game is finished players can turn over the board for a fast-paced game of Multiplication Bingo! Using the cards and spinners from the board game, players race to be the first to get 3 in a row. This will be especially helpful for encouraging children to recall their times tables quickly.
Times Tables Heroes is designed to help parents and children prepare for the new multiplication tables check (MTC), which is compulsory nationwide in primary schools for children in Year 4 from June 2020.
What our team of testers said
"We need to get 18, how can we do that?" - Boy aged 11
"I would use wind power to blow the slime to a different planet." - Girl aged 8
- Develops multiplication skills
- Encourages imaginative play
- Helps turn taking
What our experts think
This board game combines imaginative play with numeracy, to encourage children to practice their times tables. The children really enjoyed coming up with different scenarios to help their superhero save the city and this engaged them in creative thinking and storytelling.
We did find that an adult was needed to explain the instructions and keep things on track with the game as there were several different steps. There was a competitive element as the children tried to find the answer quickly but it was also great to see them work together to help each other with their numeracy.
- RRP: £10.50
- Brands: Orchard Toys
- No batteries required
- Made in UK
- Environmentally friendly
- Toy Types: Homeschool Resources
Puzzles & games
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Listening and attention
Numeracy, counting & money
Personal, social & emotional development
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing